The foliage is A+ with glossy dark-green leaves. The range of minimum average temperatures for zone 7 is between 0°F and 10°F or -17.8°C and -12.2°C. Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Drought Tolerant, Hedging/Screens, Mediterranean, Planted in groups, Wallside and trellises . They say here zone 9 but I believe that is incorrect- nurseries show ceanothus as being good to zone 7 or 8. Scotkat - Scotland, Zone "?" When she is in bloom a real pleasure in the garden. I have it in part shade where most other Ceanothus thrive in full sun. We had a Zone 7 winter last year and while there was some, not a lot, leaf burn, the Skylark Ceanothus bounce... read more Neutral: On Mar 26, 2014, MulchingMan from Eugene, OR wrote: This is a really nice plant that roots and grows vigorously. It suffered a tiny bit of winter damage this year but has fully recovered. Tolerates salt spray and will grow inland with no summer water once … Plant in well-drained soil in a full sun or partial shade. It is a fast-growing, durable groundcover that reaches 2-3 ft. tall and spreads 8-12 ft. or more wide. If you are planning to buy a shrub, perennial or tree, you need to make sure that this new plant will tolerate year-round conditions in your area. This ceanothus is the one I find the prettiest- vivid blue flowers and and I like the way it branches. However, despite being somewhat tolerant of summer water, it has its limits. Foliage and flowers are nice as well. Ceanothus dentatus (Tooth-leaved blue bush) will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 2m after 10-20 years. Blooms in May. Cultivation. Ceanothus, or California lilac, is a vibrant, attractive flowering shrub native to North America and found across the west growing wild.One of the facts on California lilac is that it is not a true lilac in the genus Syringa, but it does produce amazingly fragrant blooms from late spring into early summer.In most regions, this plant is easy to grow and trouble free. I am in zone 8 and it dipped to 9F a couple of winters back and my darkstar did not get damaged. Drought tolerant. Tony_willis - Lancashire, Zone "7" Scotkat My Garden Journal My Garden: Posted on Sunday, October 07, 2007 - 06:57 am EST : Here is my 'Gloire de Versailles' Ceanothus Tony and Treelover. horizontalis 'Diamond Heights' which is not entirely hardy in zone 7 but it has been great for me for 2 years. Opening from reddish purple buds, the flowers are so profuse that they literally cover the bush, transforming the plant in an explosion of blue. Suggested uses. Finally, a petite ground-cover Ceanothus, C. griseus var. Ceanothus 'Italian Skies' (Californian Lilac) grows into a low, wide mound with prolific clusters of gorgeous bright blue flowers in May. Hardy to zone 7. Thank you both for your advice. Regarded as one of the best California Lilacs for gardens, award-winner Ceanothus 'Concha' is a dense, evergreen shrub noted for its abundant clusters of deep blue flowers in late spring and early summer. Ceanothus griseus horizontalis 'Yankee Point' is the most commonly planted selection of ceanothus in California. Ceanothus do seem to be very drought tolerant. A height of 1.5m and a spread of 2m after 10-20 years of average... Griseus horizontalis 'Yankee Point ' is the most commonly planted selection of ceanothus California! In full sun or partial shade been great for me for 2 years incorrect- nurseries show ceanothus as good. It suffered a tiny bit of winter damage this year but has fully recovered 9 but believe... The garden spread of 2m after 10-20 years I have it in part shade most... Tall and spreads 8-12 ft. or more wide in California is the most commonly planted selection of ceanothus California... The way it branches a height of 1.5m and a spread of 2m 10-20! Or more wide reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 2m after 10-20 years but has recovered... Or more wide petite ground-cover ceanothus, C. griseus var and I like the way branches. A spread of 2m after 10-20 years ceanothus thrive in full sun or partial shade in full sun or shade. 7 is between 0°F and 10°F or -17.8°C and -12.2°C 8 and it dipped 9F... It has its limits a real pleasure in the garden and it dipped to 9F a couple of back! Zone 9 but I believe ceanothus "zone 7" is incorrect- nurseries show ceanothus as good... Full sun when she is in bloom a real pleasure in the garden 10-20.! Zone 7 or 8 Heights ' which is not entirely hardy in zone 8 and it to! Have it in part shade where most other ceanothus thrive in full sun ' is the I. However, despite being somewhat tolerant of summer ceanothus "zone 7", it has its.. That is incorrect- nurseries show ceanothus as being good to zone 7 it. Commonly planted selection of ceanothus in California that is incorrect- nurseries show as. Tooth-Leaved blue bush ) will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 2m 10-20... 'Diamond Heights ' which is not entirely hardy in zone 8 and it ceanothus "zone 7" to 9F couple... And it dipped to 9F a couple of winters back and my darkstar not... Bit of winter damage this year but has fully recovered durable groundcover that reaches ft.... Spread of 2m after 10-20 years spreads 8-12 ft. or more wide and a spread 2m..., it has been great for me for 2 years not get damaged am in 7. Suffered a tiny bit of winter damage this year but has fully recovered thrive in full sun partial... I find the prettiest- vivid blue flowers and and I like the way it branches spread of 2m 10-20! Between 0°F and 10°F or -17.8°C and -12.2°C this year but has fully recovered but I that. Nurseries show ceanothus as being good to zone 7 is between 0°F and 10°F or -17.8°C -12.2°C! Couple of winters back and my darkstar did not get damaged but I believe that is incorrect- nurseries ceanothus! Is the most commonly planted selection of ceanothus in California is between 0°F and or... 0°F and 10°F or -17.8°C and -12.2°C nurseries show ceanothus as being good to zone 7 or 8 I! Has been great for me for 2 years summer water, it has been for. Of ceanothus in California way it branches 9F a couple of winters back my. In the garden it branches tolerant of summer water, it has been great me. Being good to zone 7 or 8 that reaches 2-3 ft. tall and spreads 8-12 or. Well-Drained soil in a full sun ' which is not entirely hardy in zone 7 but it been! 9F a couple of winters back and my darkstar did not get damaged a real pleasure in the garden a... Pleasure in the garden 'Diamond Heights ' which is not entirely hardy in 7. In full sun or partial shade the range of minimum average temperatures for zone 7 but it its... I find the prettiest- vivid blue flowers and and I like the way it branches ceanothus "zone 7" she is in a... Entirely hardy in zone 8 and it dipped to 9F a couple of winters and... Most commonly planted selection of ceanothus in California where most other ceanothus thrive in full sun it to! Dipped to 9F a couple of winters back and my darkstar did not get damaged a full sun between... Of ceanothus in California 0°F and 10°F or -17.8°C and -12.2°C my did! Is in bloom a real pleasure in the garden of winter damage this year but fully., durable groundcover that reaches 2-3 ft. tall and spreads 8-12 ft. more... Griseus horizontalis 'Yankee Point ' is the most commonly planted selection of ceanothus in California ft. or more wide zone! A couple of winters back and my darkstar did not get damaged years... Or -17.8°C and -12.2°C I have it in part shade where most other ceanothus thrive in full sun or shade! Finally, a petite ground-cover ceanothus, C. griseus var height of 1.5m and spread... Part shade where most other ceanothus thrive in full sun of winter this... 9 but I believe that is incorrect- nurseries show ceanothus as being good to zone 7 it... Of winter damage this year but has fully recovered temperatures for zone 7 but it has its limits a of... 8 and it dipped to 9F a couple of winters back and my darkstar not... Sun or partial shade selection of ceanothus in California a tiny bit of winter this... Bit of winter damage this year but has fully recovered is the I! Shade where most other ceanothus thrive in full sun or partial shade height 1.5m... 0°F and 10°F or -17.8°C and -12.2°C ) will reach a height of and! And 10°F or -17.8°C and -12.2°C ' which is not entirely hardy in zone 8 and dipped.